Session634
TitleMedieval Ethiopia, II: Gospel Books and Chronicles
Date/TimeTuesday 4 July 2017: 11.15-12.45
 
OrganiserVerena Krebs, Historisches Institut, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Christof Rolker, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
 
Moderator/ChairChristof Rolker, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
 
Paper 634-a Representations of the Portuguese in the Royal Chronicle of King Gälawdewos, 1540-1559: A Historical Commentary
(Language: English)
Solomon Gebreyes Beyene, Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian & Eritrean Studies, Universität Hamburg
Index Terms: Historiography - Medieval; Language and Literature - Other
Paper 634-b Gospel Illuminations: Ethiopian Paintings and Their European Models
(Language: English)
Dorothea McEwan, Warburg Institute, University of London
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Language and Literature - Other; Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 634-c Cracking the Fra Mauro Code on Abassia Ethyopia
(Language: English)
Samuel C. Walker, Research & Knowledge Management Office, St Mary's University, Ethiopia
Index Terms: Archaeology - Sites; Archives and Sources; Mentalities
 
AbstractThe four sessions will bring together papers on medieval Ethiopia, Egypt, and beyond; special attention is given to the interaction between these regions and the Mediterranean, including artistic exchange, trade, and historiography. The first session highlights the religious plurality in medieval Ethiopia; the second one on artistic exchange and historiography. The mythical Prester John and other aspects of the Western image of Ethiopia will be explored in the third session. Finally, the fourth session will bring together paper focussing on the Red sea region as connecting the Mediterranean to Eastern Africa.